Trump: I'd rather run against Biden

President TrumpDonald John Trump5 things to know about Boris Johnson Conservatives erupt in outrage against budget deal Trump says Omar will help him win Minnesota MORE told NBC’s “Meet the Press” in an interview broadcast Sunday that he would prefer to run against former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPoll: Biden leads 2020 Democratic field by 15 points, followed by Sanders and Warren Booker takes swipe at Biden criminal justice reform plan Panel: Has Joe Biden been wrong on everything for 40 years? MORE in 2020.

Trump told host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddSanders campaign vents frustration with media, polls Megan Rapinoe reveals what she'd say to fans who are Trump supporters Rapinoe: Trump's message divides 'so he can conquer' MORE that he would rather run against Biden than run against Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton5 things to know about Boris Johnson Trump says Omar will help him win Minnesota The Hill's Morning Report — Trump applauds two-year budget deal with 0 billion spending hike MORE, who remains a frequent target of Trump even after he defeated her in the 2016 election.

“I actually think that Hillary Clinton was a great candidate. She was very smart. She was very tough. She was ruthless and vicious,” Trump said. “[Biden’s] sleepy. She was not sleepy.”


Trump has made similar remarks about Biden, who has consistently led the crowded Democratic field, before.

“I’d rather run against, I think, Biden than anybody,” Trump told reporters while leaving the White House for Iowa earlier this month. “I think he’s the weakest mentally and I like running against people that are weak mentally … The other ones have much more energy."

Trump’s reelection campaign has reportedly cut ties with a polling firm whose internal polling indicated Biden leads Trump in several key states after the data leaked to the press.

Trump campaign manager Brad ParscaleBradley (Brad) James ParscaleMORE has called the leaked numbers “ancient, in campaign terms” and said they predate the conclusion of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerThis week: Mueller dominates chaotic week on Capitol Hill Top Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction MORE’s report.

Trump also said on "Meet the Press" that he is not prepared to lose his reelection bid.

"It would be much better, it would be much better if I said, 'Yeah.' It would be much easier for me to say, 'Oh yes.' No I'm probably not too prepared to lose. I don't like losing. I haven't lost very much in my life," he said..

"You didn't like the fact that you lost the popular vote. That bothered you, didn't it?" Todd noted.

"Well, I think it was a -- I mean, I'll say something that, again, is controversial. There were a lot of votes cast that I don't believe," the president replied.